Guidelines & Resources

The only materials permitted at the DPS Science Fair is the display board (see Science Fair Display Guidelines) and captioned pictures. If students are in pictures, please ensure they have media releases. No other physical materials are permitted.

Registration Steps:

Please refer to the Registration tab for all information.

Optional Resources:

Sticky Note Idea Generation Activity – science fair idea generation activity
Science Fair Scoresheet – scoresheet for school judging
What is Inquiry?
Science Fair Explanation Tool – breaking down a science fair project
Science Fair Contract – contract for teachers to use with students.

Other Information:

  • Elementary schools (K – 6th grade) may enter 12 projects total.
  • Middle schools (6th – 8th grade) may enter 9 projects total.
  • High schools  (9th – 12th grade) may enter 12 projects total.
    • Kindergarten – 8th schools may enter 21 projects total.
    • 6th – 12th grade schools may enter 21 projects total.
    • Kindergarten – 12th grade schools may enter 33 projects total.

Projects may be divided in any way a school chooses – a certain number per grade level, all projects representing one grade level, or any combination desired by the school.